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West Newton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at the Atherton enhances one's stay at State College, whether for business or to relive, as an Alumni, all the old days!! The place is always nice, well maintained and don't forget about Rumors for happy hour,(The Wall Mural is still there and looks great!).

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sCRANTON, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cute little hotel in State College close to campus , shopping and restaurants. Hotel staff was super friendly, rooms were nicely kept and we ordered food twice from the bar/lounge. I found the food to be delicious and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel.

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, reasonably priced hotel that is located right on the main drag of things to do at PSU. We pick a winter weekend each year when a variety of sports events are taking place at the college, and prefer the Atherton Hotel because we can park the car in the hotel lot and walk to all of the venues...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and for the opportunity to be of service to you during winter weekends! We're very happy to know that you enjoy your stay and our small independent hotel. Your business is truly appreciated. Maggie Biddle, General Manager

Ancaster, Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint hotel is located in center of town right on main strip. Steps away from Penn State, Nice comfortable rooms. Very accomodating staff as I have stayed several times and some same day booking was required and they have never failed to deliver

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to share your review. We truly appreciate the opportunity to serve you during your visits to State College and your business is valuable to us. As a small independent hotel we genuinely appreciate our return customers. If I can ever be of assistance to you in making future reservations I hope you'll feel...

Clarion, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check-in was great. The lobby area of the hotel appeared very clean. The hotel staff was polite, efficient, and knowledgeable. The hotel room was well maintained. Bedding and linens were fine. The beds were very comfortable and the wi-fi was great.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to share your comments. We very much appreciate your kind compliments and high marks. If I can ever be of assistance to you in the future I hope you will feel welcome to call upon me: mpb@athertonhotel.net.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1) Location Centrally located in State College. Lots of restaurants located in walking distance ( ~10 mins walk) 10 mins off Hwy 99 2) Hotel Amenities Bad: No Microwave No mini Fridge Shower not enough power Bathroom amenities showed aged Good: Spacious!! We had our portable baby crib, lots of baby stuff and still have rooms to walk around Have...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. We really appreciate your feedback and high marks. It's great to know jay you enjoyed so many parts of your stay. Please know that we do offer a refrigerator and microwave in most of our standard guest rooms and suites. We can deliver one to the room at no charge prior to or at check...

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impromptu visit to SC. We arrived at noon and was so happy to check in early! The front desk staff was wonderful. Room was big and comfy. Lounge was nice.We usually stay at Days Inn. I think this may be our new fave hotel.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We truly appreciate your business. If I can be of assistance to you in making future reservations please let me know--mpb@athertonhotel.net.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My buddies and I took a trip back to our Alma Mater and we were really happy with the Atherton. Despite sitting on College Ave, the hotel was not too loud. The rooms were clean, if not a little outdated. We had a great time!

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your trip back to visit Penn State. We appreciate your business and your review. If I can ever be of service to you during future visits to the area please don't hesitate to contact me to help with your reservation: mpb@athertonhotel.net.

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is very friendly. Check in and check out process always goes smoothly. Room was clean, and bed was very comfortable. The hotel is older style but parking garage and location right downtown across the street from campus more than make up for older style rooms.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, the location, your room and our staff! Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments with other travelers.

New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Penn State 30 years ago --- I remember the Atherton back then and it's still very nice. I do think that they could improve (renovate and modernize) at bit more, but overall, there's plenty to like. The staff is top notch and the location is second to none. You're right next to campus and it's a great...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your time in reviewing our hotel. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you during your return trip to the area and to Penn State. We are in the midst of ongoing updates and renovations so we hope you will come back and enjoy them when you're in State College again. If I can ever be of assistance...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Atherton Hotel
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
150 room full service hotel in the heart of downtown State College, PA. One block from Penn State University. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, restaurant, bar, room service, excellent location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Atherton Hotel

Address: 125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: £65 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Atherton Hotel State College
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in State College
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